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Diary Dates

The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 3 June
> Junior & Senior School Report Writing Day – Student Free Day

Tuesday 4 June
> Year 5 & 6 Camp Departs
> Year 9 & 10 House Debating, LWB, 1.00pm – 1.45pm
> Year 7 Girls Invent Fair, AFB Level 2, 2.35pm – 3.25pm
> Parent Education Seminar, AFB Level 2, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Wednesday 5 June
> Year 7 & 8 House Debating, AFB, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Thursday 6 June
> Year 11 & 12 House Debating, 1.00pm – 1.45pm
> Parents & Friends Association Meeting, Boardroom, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Friday 7 June
> Year 5 & 6 Camp Return

Monday 10 June
> Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 11 June
> Year 10 & 11 Exams Commence

Wednesday 12 June
> GAT, 10.00am – 1.15pm

Thursday 13 June
> Mountfield Maestros (Speech & Drama), JS Hall, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Friday 14 June
> Year 10 Exams Conclude

Sunday 16 June
> Senior School Production Rehearsal

 

Indigenous Guernsey Presentation with AFLW Player

It was so exciting to have Geelong AFLW defender, Megan McDonald here at CGGS last Friday. Meg won the 2019 Geelong Best & Fairest and was also selected to play for the All Australian Team. She joined us to present the CGGS Football Team with their indigenous jumpers. The Indigenous jumpers are worn once per year during Reconciliation Week.

Meg’s wise advice to the CGGS footy players, was to support and care for each other on and off the footy field. She spoke about her rise from local football to the AFLW and the dedication to improving so she would be selected for an AFLW team.

We would like to thank our old grammarians, Emma Race (1993) and Lucy Race (1987) for organising Meg to visit our CGGS. Emma and Lucy have strong connections with the AFLW through their work broadcasting about all things football.

Emma and Lucy, along with their sister Felicity (1988) and three other women make up The Outer Sanctum. The Outer Sanctum is an ABC podcast made up of women talking about footy.

Lucy is a business owner and trainer for the SPJFC Under 11s. Lucy is passionate about all codes of football.

Emma is an ABC journalist, she is the co-host of ABC Grandstand Sunday’s with Lehmo and the host of Outer Sanctum Radio which features on the ABC during the AFLW games. Emma speaks a lot on the female football revolution and as the creator of Help Me Help You App, she has a passion for speaking about technology and the intersection of motherhood with new media platforms. Emma is a professional MC and regularly hosts events for Hawthorn FC.

We would like to thank Emma and Lucy again for joining us back here at CGGS and thank you for making our girls dreams come true by meeting their idol!

Class of 1989 – 30 Year Reunion

On Saturday 18 May we welcomed back to the school old grammarians from the Class of 1989 to celebrate their 30 year reunion. 29 guests came together to reminisce about the past 30 years. They were joined by former teacher, Tim Arnold, who taught chemistry to some of these women.

A number of women travelled quite a distance to join us at this special event, some from interstate and overseas. It was interesting to hear about the careers and industries that these women work in.

Much laughter was had as the slideshow revealed images of times gone by including 1980’s hairstyles and interesting school uniform styles.